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Old 12th May 2022, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Hunting Bow from where?

This wooden bow just finished at auction here and I would like to know where it comes from. It appears to be a usable item rather than a decor piece. Size given was 115cm --(approx 45"). Maybe I should have pushed the price to get it, but as it is out of my field of expertise I decided not to bid up.
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Old 12th May 2022, 09:23 PM   #2
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Bows are not my field of collecting, but I have a feeling you did well by not bidding up on this one.
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Old 13th May 2022, 09:35 AM   #4
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Fantasy item, possibly a "larp" bow, but not usable in reality.
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Old 13th May 2022, 10:15 AM   #5
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Thanks gentlemen for the comments. As I suspected and why I did not bid up.
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Old 13th May 2022, 09:29 PM   #6
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Hi Stu,

This is not a fantasy bow, it's a pellet shot bow, used by hill tribes in Northern Thailand, Laos Montangard and Hmong. Made with a little basket on the bamboo string for putting small pellet stones and shots in, they are still in use in Thailand in some areas but this one is vintage.
Not my knowledge, a friend contacted me and informed me.

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